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Old January 18 2008, 09:42 PM   #14
Daedalus12
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Re: Set your own goals for NASA

Short Term

1. Further development of the Hall Thruster to increase its specific impulse and operating power.

2. Decrease the landing error ellipse of Mars probes from 10 km (the predicted value of MSL mission) to 500 m.

3. A unmanned mission to test the biological viability of Martian soil and atmosphere.

4. A switch to Ka-Band in Deep space communications.

Long Term

1. A permanent base and observational assets on the Moon.

2. A successful manned mission to Mars.
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